Athenian noise-rock quartet KRAUSE are back with a 7-inch featuring a pair of new tracks. The single is split into “The Vague Outlines of Almost Recognisable Shapes” and “The Fraternity of Lost Men-Children“, the band’s first new material following up their sophomore album “The Ecstasy of Infinite Sterility”.
Band says: “”Vague Outlines…” captures the frustration and anger we have been feeling as people and as musicians over the past few months. It serves both as a reaction to the prevailing sociopolitical situation and a taste of what is to come from Krause in the future.”
This year we are celebrating Record Store Day with Krause’s new, limited edition, 7-inch 45 RPM single “The Vague Outlines of Almost Recognisable Shapes/ The Fraternity of Lost Men-Children”.
Heavy-as-all-hell Athens, Greece noise rock quartet Krause formed in 2016 and exploded onto the scene in 2017 with its massive debut LP 2am THOUGHTS (Riot Season, UK). Next came the equally well received The Ecstasy OF Infinite Sterility in 2019, a brutal, sparsely melodic monolith of an album.
Featuring veterans of various scenes and genres (active and past members of VULNUS, Cut off, Rita Mosss, Casual Nun, Progress of Inhumanity, Dusteroid and Straighthate), KRAUSE play AmRep/Touch and Go inspired heavy noise rock and put on an equally unforgiving live show to go with it.
The Vague Outlines of Almost Recognisable Shapes/The Fraternity of Lost Men-Children 7-inch serves as a harbinger of things to come. Two slabs of uncompromising sonic violence, heavy yet catchy, that give an inkling of what KRAUSE have in store for us in the future.
“This is a noise rock meal and a half, and it’s got enough grating sonics to keep the weirdos happy while still jamming out a catchy groove that doesn’t quit. This track makes me want to throw my right fist up in solidarity while I punch a cop with my left. You are what you listen to, so this one goes out to all the anti-system folks who are down to burn it all” – CVLT NATION
“Opening with uber menacing and gnarled guitar riffs, it strikes the perfect balance between noise rock fuzz and hardcore knife’s-edge sharpness. Filtered vocals spit over the whole thing; bleeding seamlessly into chaos that bludgeons you into submission, before some gleefully agitated lead work takes center stage and closes the track. It’s abrasive. It’s mean. It’s terrifically in-your-face. That being said, there is a sly knowingness here, and a low-key groove that keeps things from dipping too far into noise or pretension. It’s anthemic smash-the-order chaos – a vibe the band happened to be consciously going for.” – EVERYTHING IS NOISE
“If you’re the kind of person who likes your noise noisy and wishes sludge would get over its own artsiness and get down to the business of bludgeon, Krause might just be for you. Won’t you take a couple minutes out of your busy day and find out?” – THE OBELISK